Blue

  “It’s in the act of making things and doing our work that we figure out who we are.” ~ Austin Kleon (Steal like an Artist)     She saw, in a magazine, a figure in an evening gown, paddle boarding. That sparked something, and now her novel is being published in less than two […]

they

  They knew. Never mind that they were hundreds of miles away geographically and much, much further than that on a psychic level. Never mind that even when you lived under the same tar paper shingled roof, they didn’t have a clue as to who you were or what you were about. Never mind that, […]

going

  When the going gets tough, the tough get going, or so I heard – over and over – when I was young. And so I did exactly that. For decades.   I went to work, and worked hard at work and in doing so, likely made many at work wish they could work like […]

Ajar

                                                    The door was ajar and in the wind, the hinges made a strange cawing sound, much like the ravens that flew overhead in the evenings, heading home. That morning, […]

Twenty years…

    I’m doing a lovely program called One Story: Ten Facets with the wonderful writer, Jena Schwartz.  Here’s the free writing from today’s prompt – written as I would twenty years from now.  A practice I highly recommend, visiting your future self.  So much magic there.   Twenty years ago, fifteen years into this […]

Hop

      I’ve been blogging now for nearly four (or is it five?) years, and remain eternally grateful to those who paved the way.  In the good old blog days, there was a lot more cross-pollinating – guest posts and fun challenges and when the lovely and ohsotalented Kristin Noelle asked me if I’d […]